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Florida Recovery Center Gainesville

4001 S.W. 13th Street, Gainesville, Florida, 32608
The physicians and staff at Florida Recovery Center believe that addiction is a chronic disease that affects the body, mind and spirit. But the condition can be treated, and the rehab utilizes multidisciplinary assessments, state-of-the-art treatment protocols, 12-Step facilitation and cognitive behavioral therapies to help clients recover. The Gainesville location offers a comprehensive continuum of care designed to heal the whole person, including detox, residential treatment, intensive outpatient services and continuing care.

Facility Highlights

  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
  • 12-Step meetings
  • Continuing care groups


  • Intensive Out Patient (IOP)

    Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
  • Medical Detoxification

    Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.

Facility Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

Meet the Staff

  • Scott A Teitelbaum, M.D., F.A.S.M.
    Scott A Teitelbaum, M.D., F.A.S.M.Medical Director
    Scott Teitelbaum, MD, is a University of Florida addiction medicine physician and medical director at UF Health Florida Recovery Center. He specializes in medically complex cases and the treatment of impaired professionals. He and his team of doctors, nurses and therapists can treat patients with addiction and co-occuring disorders

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Florida Recovery Center (FRC) is located on the University of Florida campus and affiliated with the medical school. The center provides evaluations, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient treatment, and continuing care groups for individuals struggling with substance use. It is also one of 362 (50.6 percent) facilities in the state with a specially-tailored track for individuals with co-occurring mental health disorders.

The campus is minutes from the UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital, where clients may access specialists and detox services if necessary. Clients are referred to FRC from across the country, and many are professionals working in safety-sensitive industries. The facility's staff assists in addressing legal and licensure obligations.


Assessment services offered at FRC include psychiatric and neuropsychological evaluation, labs, nutritional testing, and medical consultation for clients who may have a dual diagnosis of addiction and another mental or physical disorder. Clients needing support during their withdrawal process are medically supervised at the nearby hospital and receive medication-assisted therapy (MAT) when appropriate.

Following detoxification or other stabilization services, the next level of care offered is partial hospitalization program (PHP) at the recovery center. PHP plans, which include FRC housing, typically range 30 to 90 days in duration, with residents participating in 12-step programming, group and family therapy, individual counseling, educational sessions, fitness activity, and recreational therapy. Among the options for therapeutic recreation are horticultural activities, cooking classes, and a ropes course. PHP clients also have access to medical care while in treatment on the university's campus.

Those seeking step-down treatment may opt for intensive outpatient treatment (IOP). This treatment includes most of the PHP elements, meeting fewer hours during the week on an evening schedule. Specialized recovery tracks are available at both intensive levels for physicians, attorneys, young adults, and women. Standard outpatient appointments can be arranged individually through the department of psychiatry and the FRC. In Florida, the facility is among the 29.2 percent of facilities to provide specialized programming for young adults.


The treatment team is comprised of physicians board certified in psychiatry or addiction medicine, psychologists, master's level therapists and social workers, a recreation therapist, and nurses. According to the facility's website, many staff members are in recovery themselves.


Partial hospitalization clients share comfortably furnished suites located in a group of apartments. On-site amenities include an outdoor pool, picturesque gardens, and table tennis. Transportation is provided to church, medical appointments, shopping, and recreational outings.

For detox or inpatient treatment at the UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital, the Florida Recovery Center has 20 dedicated beds. Some private rooms are available. The center's alumni group holds regular events and meetings.


To date, Rehabs.com has received 14 reviews from this facility's former clients, including six with extensive survey responses. Of 12 ratings for the effectiveness of treatment, half were five stars out of five. Negative trends included commentary about financial dealings, and positive trends remarked upon the tools provided and life-saving results. Alumni tended to praised the staff's level of training and experience and the cleanliness and upkeep of the facility.

One point of weakness was evident as three positive reviewers rated the availability of counseling options just two stars apiece, revealing an apparently limited focus of treatment. One alum reported that their treatment was not individualized and relied too heavily on education.

However, awarding four stars for the effectiveness of lead counselors and the respect shown to clients, alum R.J.P wrote: "FRC gave me the tools and experience to navigate the challenges of living life on life's terms after I went back to the real world."

Feedback from 21 former clients on Google was overwhelmingly positive, and the facility earned a 4.1-star average rating out of five.[1] Several of these reviewers credited the facility with being life-saving and indicated that they would highly recommend this center to others.


Four loved ones also submitted reviews to Rehabs.com. Three were negative and one positive. Criticisms were in line with alumni perspectives on financial concerns and lack of care for co-occurring disorders, while praise focused on the quality of FRC's clinical staff. One parent was critical of the lack of communication with the facility. "We sent our son there for detox and residential treatment, but communication with staff, except intake, was almost impossible during detox," the loved one wrote.


The website notes that several insurance plans are accepted, but encourages interested parties to call for more information about co-pays and coverage. Each client will meet with a financial counselor during the intake process.

[1] GoogleReviews

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